Illness starts in the body long before we start to experience symptoms!
Did you know that 75 to 90% of all visits to a health care provider are connected to stress-related conditions?
- Appetite Disturbances leading to weight gain or weight loss
- High Blood Pressure
These are all warning signs of a more serious dis-ease in the making.
Do you experience any of the above?
“The body whispers before it begins to yell” – Lissa Rankin MD
Our bodies are strong and resilient in our 20’s and 30’s yet we hit 40 and things begin to come unstuck, symptoms begin to surface, and we wonder what happened.
The body gets tired!
It is how we live every day that sets the pattern for living a long healthy and vibrant life.
Learning to listen to our body’s whispers doesn’t happen overnight yet when we take the time to create awareness it can teach us valuable lessons about lifestyle, diet, relationships, and more.
As well as alerting us to stress our body signals important messages about the food we eat, what nourishes us and what causes inflammation.
When we eat the right food our body responds with energy, clarity, vitality, and strength.
When we eat food that stress’s our body it is tired, weak, we have brain fog and even pain.
This may prompt you to ask, “what is the right food?”
That is a really good question because this is where learning to listen to our body becomes really important. Despite what the media try to make us believe, and popular diet trends try to make us follow, there is no one diet that fits us all.
“One man’s food is another man’s poison.”
Learning to listen to how certain food makes our body feel will help us find the right foods for us much quicker than following someone else’s diet that worked for them.
When it comes to food our body sends us signals or whispers in many ways, whether we experience bloating, stomach cramps, indigestion, nausea, fatigue, constipation, skin rashes, or headaches, just to name a few, we need to learn to pay attention.
I’m finally learning to listen to my body, this has meant learning to be aware of two main areas: One is noticing how certain foods make me feel and the other is learning to ‘s whispers rather than ignoring them. When I am tired, I am learning to rest instead of pushing through. I am definitely not perfect in this area, but I’m better than I used to be. When it comes to change very rarely does it happen overnight, it’s normally the small steps that lead to change success.
Forward is forward no matter the pace!
Take some time to listen to what your body is telling you about energy and its need for rest, about tension and it’s need for relaxation or movement, about the food you eat and how it makes you feel. It will thank you.
Share in the comments some lessons you have learned from your body when you have taken the time to listen!